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The Young Workers Toolbox

The Young Workers Toolbox with Mel and Tony covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of. From contracts to trial periods, workplace unions, the lowdown about social media at work... we’ve got it all in a tasty, digestible nugget. We’re like vitamins... for your ears... or at least we'll do our best to translate the world of work into a language anyone can understand.

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The Young Workers Toolbox - 13-11-2019
This week: We’re talking wage theft. It is exactly what it sounds like and we’re giving you the tools you need to recognise it when it’s happening, and everything you need to know in dealing with it when and if it arises.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 06-11-2019
This week: All things discrimination! We’re supporting a young mum-to-be and want to share with all young workers, what to do if you think you’re facing being discriminated against. We also have a yarn about lawful discrimination, and when it is and isn’t okay. Get amongst it!
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 30-10-2019
This week: Tony and Mel dive into the mess of trickery that is triangular employment relationships… Basically, they talk a whole lot about recruitment agencies, the need to knows, and the things to watch out for if you’re embarking on that employment journey.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 30-10-2019
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 23-10-2019
This week: Something that even we find tricky to get our heads around is unpaid work trials. Are they legal, are they a real thing, and what can you do if you feel like your pre-employment trial resembles something more like working a shift? Tony and Mel discuss some of the ins and outs, along with what can and can’t be done in the pre-employment stages.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 15-10-2019
This week: Tony is joined by Robert Reid of FIRST Union, and two new friends working as International Union Aid interns. They talk migrant working conditions, and the exploitation that is rife among migrant workers and their employees.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 09-10-2019
This week: The team dive back into a bit of discussion around break entitlements. They’ve been compulsory, then they were made optional, and now they’re compulsory again… We’re clearing the fog and providing you with what you need to know!
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 02-10-2019
This week: We’re talking incapacity to work due to an illness or injury, and what to do if you think your employer hasn’t followed due course in following through in your termination from work, or disciplinary action.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 25-09-2019
This week: Mel and Tony talk around the topic of changing the voting age in NZ to 16. They ask why, why not, what are the downfalls, and what are the potentially overwhelming benefits? All this and more on the #ToolboxPodcast, this week!
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 18-09-2019
This week: We talk to Mayor and Hamilton West council candidate Louise Hutt, about the local issues facing local young people, and why it’s so important to have diversity representing the city in council chambers.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 11-09-2019
This week: Mel goes Tony-less and takes the opportunity to yarn with 25 year-old Waikato Regional Council candidate Dan Armstrong, about why young people should vote, what there is for young voters to be excited about, and an alarming workplace statistic to arise from the NZ Workplace Barometer Report.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 04-09-2019
This week: The Young Workers’ Toolbox were captured recently by the story of Mia Griffiths and the racism she was abused with by a customer, whilst at work. So, we jumped at the opportunity to have a few discussions on the #ToolboxPodcast around discrimination at work.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 28-08-2019
This week: The #ToolboxPodcast duo discuss the effect an ongoing climate change crisis is having on young people, and not only their future in work, but their futures in general.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 21-08-2019
This week: Should young human beings behind bars in NZ be allowed to vote? Why? Why not? And what the commenters on NZ First’s poll had to say about it all. The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 14-08-2019
This week: The team talk Purpose Careers and how the Millennials and Gen Z expect more from their employment prospects than just fair pay. They want ethical employers, with socially conscious values. Here’s why…
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 07-08-2019
This week: Tony and Mel talk the Survey of Working Life and some interesting trends to watch out for, as well as how to combat some of its findings.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 24-07-2019
This week: Bullying in the workplace The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 17-07-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 10-07-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 26-06-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 19-06-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 12-06-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 05-06-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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The Young Workers Toolbox - 29-05-2019
This week: The Young Workers Toolbox covers all the employment issues you young workers can think of.
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